(thinking out loud about watch shopping here…)
ideally mechanical (automatic). i’ll consider quartz, but it’s unlikely. manual would be doable, but annoying.
circular cases. analog, standard display. no chronograph or extra complications, ideally not even day of month, but that one’s negotiable.
actually, i kind of like small seconds. i think i’d prefer that to day of the month. it’s less common though. otherwise, don’t care if there’s a second hand.
thin would be nice, but not necessary. window on the back of the case to show the mechanism would be nice, but not necessary.
- one yellow gold, dark brown leather band, probably white face
- one platinum or white gold or steel, bracelet, either hidden deployant or jeweler’s clasp, black or white or blue face
here’s what i’ve seen and liked so far. the patek phillipe, vacheron constantin, and eterna are in the lead right now.
mechanical, automatic, gold/platinum/steel, leather band
Vacheron Constantin Extra-flat, 33093
mechanical, manual, yellow/white gold